Monday, March 4, 2013

Doctor, Revisited: A Slightly Better Experience


So, after my head troubles last week, I decided maybe I should get a real doctor.  I went to one last year, but he sucked.

The last  one is an exaggeration BUT ALL THE OTHER ONES HAPPENED.  I get medical history, but medical history does not mean you get to be a nosy parker. Plus he said this and it made me stabby

Anyway, I went to a new doctor. She was...okay.





















So yeah.  On the up side, she asked appropriate questions and wasn’t too nosy. On the down side, she wasn’t really listening to me. But I guess I’ll stick with her. I actually rarely get sick, but I need somewhere to go for  those rare time I do. The minute clinic didn’t quite do it for me. Win?

[Also, I just realized that A Beer for the Shower posted something similar about doctors last week. Is it doctor season or something?!? Anyway, I feel a little bit awkward not mentioning it, so check out their useless doctor post here.]

18 comments:

  1. I always go into a doctor's office expecting to be told I have cancer, then I'm horribly shocked when they won't do a CAT scan. At least you got some sweet muscle relaxers (don't listen to her, you can have a glass of wine and slip off to relaxation town) (also, I am not a doctor and my statements have not been evaluated by the FDA).

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  2. I guess Dr Not Listening is slightly better than Dr Sexual Profiling?

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  3. Oh yes, I know your pain all too well. Also, I think shitty doctors love to ask about your personal life. That terrible doctor asked me those same kinds of questions about my wife and I. She even smirked and asked, "No infidelity between you two, right?" You caught me doc, I love putting it in random young skanks. And by telling you this you can now accurately define what ailment I have, which is probably just an STD.

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  4. I can't stand a doctor who doesn't listen! Last summer I finally found an allergy/asthma doctor I loved and now he's retired :-( Time to start looking all over again!

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  5. Man, with all these doctor posts lately, it makes me appreciate my doctor all the more! But I'm really glad you went and finally git some help! I hope you are on the mend!

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  6. I tried switching doctors recently, but all of the allegedly awesome docs that my friends see are not taking new patients...boo! Now I have to try a third doctor at the huge practice that currently holds my records captive...boo! Hope the meds and mister netti are helping!

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  7. I think that line "I'll know if you care about your health..." is something all doctors used. I've definitely heard it a few times.

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  8. My doctor incident, recently, when I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr (mono) flare-up, and she still acted like she didn't know what was wrong with me... and referred me to an infectious disease specialist. I'm like "straight up doctor, I'm not going there, bye." Like I care about my health enough to not go to the INFECTIOUS DISEASE BUFFET. No thanks to super cancer aids forever.

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  9. Darn it I just pulled a muscle in my back this morning. I wish I had a doctor who could make the pain go away with a little bottle of pills.

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  10. My doctor is gone. I noticed her sign was missing, so I stopped where her office was and the door was locked. I went to the chiropractor's office next door and they said, Oh, she left. I looked online and she's still listed at the old location with the same phone number. Where is my doctor? Where are my medical records? Who am I? What prescriptions do I need?

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. What the mother hugging what? I was apprehensively scrolling down just KNOWING that the next comic would be Dr. Feel not so Good would be insisting you need a pap smear or boob exam.

    UCK!

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  12. It's so hard to find a doctor who's both good at what they do AND is willing to listen to you.

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  13. I have never had a good doctor... they all suck. I had to change my birth control once and I asked if the new one was known to make you put on weight (because my friend turned into a little chubbster on it) and she said... "WELL... LET'S JUST SAY PREGNANCY WILL MAKE YOU FATTER" and then laughed hysterically until I left the room. I've never been back xx

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  14. I had an amazing gyno that I used to go to for well visits as well, but had to get a primary when my insurance changed. Then I got sick and it wouldn't go away for a couple weeks so I reluctantly went to a random doctor at this random practice I picked. I had some sinus thing or something, I still don't know what it was because the doctor didn't bother trying to figure out WHAT it was, just how to get rid of the symptoms. I walked out of there with FOUR prescriptions. I have not been back since. Doctors suck.

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  15. I really hope your head feels better and the muscle relaxant worked!

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  16. Yeah, I guess I can join the visiting doctor club. What with my echocardiogram and specialist visit in a few weeks.

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  17. I absolutely cannot stand a doc that doesn't listen. I was in the medical field for awhile, so I'm one of those patients that doctors hate....I have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. I know what symptoms to tell them about and the right terminology to use to make them listen to me, and give me drugs! LOL! Totally just kidding about the drugs...maybe...

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  18. Oh you can drink with it. Just not heavily. But you probably shouldn't take my advice.

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